Technology Business Management
Connecting Technology Investments to Business Value
What is Technology Business Management (TBM)?
TBM is a discipline that improves business outcomes by giving organizations a consistent way to translate technology investments to business value by defining the tools, processes, data, and people needed to manage the business of technology.
Based on a standard taxonomy that can be used by technology, finance and business leaders, TBM enables organizations to react quickly to changing market dynamics, make data-driven decisions, and align organizations around a common business objective. Visit the TBM Council’s website to learn more.
TBM Use Cases
A common discipline for embracing technology leadership challenges
- Optimize run budget to invest in growth
- Infra/vendor/application TCO
- Consumption-based chargeback/showback
- Dynamic planning (e.g. monthly)
- Confidence in cloud migration plans
- Financial accountability for IaaS spend
- Optimization of SaaS vendors & licenses
- Funding/tracking value streams of new innovation
- Aligning development labor to business outcomes
- Allocating resources in real-time to portfolios
What is the TBM Council?
Led by an independent board of directors, the TBM Council is a non profit business entity dedicated to advancing the discipline of TBM through education, standards, and collaboration.
Born out of Apptio’s biannual TBM Summits in 2012, Apptio is the founder and technical advisor to the community.
Tools for Automating TBM
IT Spend Optimization
Establish repeatable and accurate planning, budgeting and forecasting processes.
- Accelerate planning
- Track consumption
- Benchmark against peers
- 3-5% budget optimization
- Decisions and insights real-time
Cloud Financial Management
Connect your multi-cloud, hybrid, and SaaS infrastructure with cloud financial management best practices.
- Accelerate cloud migration
- Manage multi-cloud, SaaS
- Drive accountability
- Make migration decisions 25% faster
- Optimize multi-cloud / SaaS by 30%
Agile Investment Planning
Align development resources to business outcomes; plan and track value delivery for projects or products.
- Shift from waterfall to agile
- Plan & track value
- Align goals to work
- Cut capacity planning time by 80%
- Continuous product delivery at scale
Analyze, Optimize & Plan IT Spend
ApptioOne creates a unified model that combines financial and operational data to reveal insights in minutes. It accelerates planning cycles to quickly assess performance and redirect resources to opportunities with the highest return.
ApptioOne Plus unlocks the resources to accelerate business strategies by streamlining applications and operations and accelerating planning cycles. It deepens business unit partnerships with a collaborative approach to investments based on cost transparency.
ApptioOne Demand enables enterprises to accurately capture aggregated service demand in order to right-size resource planning and maximize investments. By delivering precise unit rate analysis in a simple and clear format, ApptioOne Demand increases predictability while improving organization agility.
ApptioOne Billing enables comprehensive service invoicing through common ERP solutions to better recover costs, understand service value, and strengthen consumer-provider relationships across an organization.
ApptioOne Benchmarking provides self-service peer comparisons of your IT spend over time, enabling an ongoing process for tracking performance, validating decisions, and identifying areas for improvement.
Optimize Cloud & Hybrid Infrastructure
Cloudability ingests, normalizes, and structures cloud billing and usage data from across your public cloud ecosystem so that you can actively manage spend and consumption to continuously improve the unit economics of cloud service.
Cloudability Shift helps you analyze, plan, and track migrations to the public cloud. It connects on-prem costs and commitments to forecasted cloud costs and compares plans across major cloud providers – enabling your team to define the target end state that best suits your business objectives and build a defensible migration plan.
Cloudability SaaS employs direct API and single sign-on integrations to automatically extract license, financial, and contract details. It enables cloud professionals to make informed SaaS optimization, contract management, and cost efficiency decisions while minimizing the impact on business performance.
Maximize Agile Investment Planning
Apptio Targetprocess is an enterprise agile management solution that ingests and structures activity data from PPM and ALM tools with portfolio financial data to inform investment decisions, optimize resources, and track value. Built to align development work with business goals and objectives, Apptio Targetprocess enables portfolio leaders to accurately plan, track, and forecast investments for agile or hybrid delivery.
The Apptio TBM Unified Model
The Apptio TBM Unified Model® (ATUM®) standardizes the financial information necessary for IT leaders to manage their technology business. ATUM is ingrained in Apptio's SaaS applications and incorporates the TBM Taxonomy, the backbone of the TBM discipline.
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